Dear New Grant Writer…a Letter From an Experienced Grant Professional
Dear New Grant Writer,
Welcome to the field of grant seeking!
You may be wondering what you got yourself into as you accepted this new job, or perhaps this new assignment as part of your expanded duties for your current employer.
When I was new in the field back in 2002, I wasn’t sure where to go for resources or to ask for assistance from. Googling grant writing resources was and still is nothing short of overwhelming.
I’ve been busy teaching a Beginner Grant Writing class in New York City this week for a group of employees in a large agency that are all charged with writing their own grants. As I talked with these eager professionals who want to understand grant writing so that they can contribute to their teams and find funding for their big goals, I thought that you, those that are new (or newish) to the field, might also like to know about some of the resources I shared with this group.
Is there a resource you are looking for that you can’t find? Please ask! We’d be happy to help you find it.
Diane H. Leonard, GPC
A seasoned grant professional that is *SO* happy you have joined us in this work of grant seeking.